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Police locate discarded firearm in west end and charge male suspect

For Immediate Release:03-Jan-2018 @ 4:07 PM
MRU #:18R001-1

Members of the EPS Search Managers Unit located a discarded firearm yesterday and have laid charges against a 32-year-old man in relation to this incident.

Aaron Lyle Augibelle, 32, is charged with possession of a restricted firearm, mischief, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, use of a firearm while committing a crime and possession of counterfeit money.

 

The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.

 

Background

 

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at approximately 12:15 a.m., it was reported to police that a male broke into a vehicle in the area of 96 Avenue and 180 Street (La Perle neighborhood). Upon gaining entry, the registered owner witnessed the male suspect inside her vehicle. The owner then allegedly locked the doors remotely, thus confining the male suspect to the vehicle. 

 

To escape the vehicle, it is alleged the male suspect discharged a long-barrelled firearm, shattering the vehicle’s windows and striking a nearby residence. The suspect then fled the scene on foot and was apprehended a block away. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

 

Police have assembled a search team in efforts to recover the long-barrelled firearm which is believed to have been discarded in the area of 96 Avenue and 180 Street. Officers are asking residents who live in the La Perle neighborhood to check their properties thoroughly and contact the EPS if the firearm is located.

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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